News from ICIMOD: Just off the Press! The Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change booklet [July 2009]

/EIN News/ ICIMOD has recently produced a new public interest booklet on ‘Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change’ developed from the contributions made at the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference in November 2008 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The publication uses a question and answer format with beautiful illustrations to introduce a selection of the ideas presented and discussed by representatives from the eight countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas region and a variety of global programmes and others. It highlights the need for cooperation in research and data collection to help address the impacts of climate change on this mountain system which includes parts of four global biodiversity hotspots. The full conference proceedings is packaged on a CD-ROM included with the booklet.

You can download both documents from the following sites:

Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change

Proceedings of the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference: Kathmandu, 16-18 November 2008 (2009)’

If you wish to receive a hard copy, please write to the Distribution Unit at or order on-line.

Nira Gurung (Ms), Communications Officer
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

GPO Box 3226, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tel +977-1-5003222 Direct Line 5003310 Ext 115 Fax +977-1-5003277 Web